verification

noun
ver·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌver-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce verification (audio) \

Definition of verification

: the act or process of verifying : the state of being verified

Examples of verification in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rather than paying more than $2 million up front for the 500,000 respirators, the state sent the masks to 3M for verification. Joe Carlson, Star Tribune, "Company agrees to surrender a half-million counterfeit N95 masks to the state to be destroyed," 22 Dec. 2020 The receiving bank did not cash the unsigned checks and returned them for verification. cleveland, "A Grinch stole mail and checks from a church: Russell Township police blotter," 19 Dec. 2020 Signature verification did not take place at the TCF. Clara Hendrickson, Detroit Free Press, "Trump, Giuliani continue to peddle baseless election conspiracies about Michigan," 3 Dec. 2020 Signature verification can begin when ballots are received, but ballots aren't counted until the start of Election Day. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, "Here's what to expect on election night," 3 Nov. 2020 When performed by professionals in criminal cases or legal proceedings, signature verification can take hours. Author: Maya Lau, Laura J. Nelson, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Ripe for error’: Ballot signature verification is flawed — and a big factor in the election," 29 Oct. 2020 When performed by professionals in criminal cases or legal proceedings, signature verification can take hours. Maya Lau, Los Angeles Times, "‘Ripe for error’: Ballot signature verification is flawed — and a big factor in the election," 28 Oct. 2020 The company said authenticity verification has been one of the most requested features for sneaker fans. Chauncey Alcorn, CNN, "EBay will now guarantee that those expensive sneakers are real," 12 Oct. 2020 Pennsylvania’s secretary of state wants the Legislature to allow ballot verification to begin earlier. Karl Rove, WSJ, "What Could Go Wrong on Election Day," 2 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of verification

1523, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for verification

borrowed from Medieval Latin vērificātiōn-, vērificātiō, from vērificāre "to verify" + Latin -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns

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The first known use of verification was in 1523

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26 Feb 2021

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“Verification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/verification. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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verification

noun
ver·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌver-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce verification (audio) \

Kids Definition of verification

: the act or process of confirming or checking the accuracy of : the state of being confirmed or having the accuracy of checked

verification

noun
ver·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌver-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce verification (audio) \

Legal Definition of verification

1 : an act or process of verifying
2 : a sworn statement of truth or correctness submitted a verification signed by the defendant with the petition

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